60 months
36480 AUD/year
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This Health Science - Chinese Medicine program at RMIT University combine Chinese medicine principles, diagnosis and treatment, such as acupuncture, herbal medicine and more with western medical examination and diagnosis.   

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Why study the Health Science - Chinese Medicine program at RMIT University ?

You will study the leading Chinese medicine degree in Australia with a guaranteed clinical placement in China through the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine.

  • Global experience 

During your final year, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a supervised clinical internship in China. You will apply your knowledge of Chinese medicine and western medical sciences and experience first-hand modern practice of Chinese medicine in a public hospital.

  • Industry leader  

RMIT has led the development of Chinese medicine education in Australia and the degree was the first of its kind in Australia. Developed in close consultation with industry, it is also approved through the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.

  • Integrate east and west

The degree emphasises the integration of Chinese medicine and western medical sciences. In addition to Chinese medicine subjects, other subjects include biology, anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology and toxicology and diagnosis in western medicine.


Chinese medicine practitioners work with patients to prevent and alleviate health problems using a range of treatment options including Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture.

They assess patients by checking their pulse and tongue, and observing abnormalities in sleep, appetite, perspiration and body temperature. From this, they develop treatment plans.

Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, is one of the most commonly used complementary therapies in Australia and globally.

Graduates will be able to practise Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture at an internationally accepted level.

You could go on into:

  • independent practice
  • work in a multidisciplinary healthcare clinic as a registered Chinese medicine practitioner
  • academia
  • industry and/or government in a health and medical research position


This double degree is fully accredited by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chinese Medicine Theory
  • Biology of the Cell
  • Chemistry for Health Sciences
  • Limb and Trunk Anatomy  
  • Research in Health Science 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 077042J    

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 70% average 
  • Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36480 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36480 AUD per year during 60 months.
  • Domestic Students:Commonwealth supported places 

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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